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Quehanna Trail, PA - southeast loop

  • May 3, 2013 · 11:30 AM

The Quehanna Trail features hardwoods with an understory of ferns, open fields, and hemlocks along streams. The southeast loop is 30 miles of moderate hiking and is suitable for novice backpackers ready for a three-day, two-night trip.

Directions and itinerary can be found on this website:http://www.midatlantichikes.com/qt-se.htm

I live in Baltimore County and will be traveling north on I-83 for anyone that wants to carpool.

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  • Steve

    Yep, the rope is for hanging your food bag out of the reach of a bear. The rope should be hung from a branch 10' up and 4' from the trunk. I always look for a rather thin branch, I've seen little bears climb out on a branch that is thick enough to support their weight.

    May 1, 2013

  • Lisa Briggs N.

    Thank you for the info on fending off grizzlies with your guitar. Have an unreasonable fear of bears and fellow campers/hikers delight in sharing the dangers. I bought strange whistle with 120 decibel volume. At SNP the rangers use air horns, then sling shots and finally paint guns to frighten away and train the bears. Much better than pepper spray, it seems, which can blow back onto you. I think this whistle is like an air horn, only it weighs 10 grams. :)

    May 1, 2013

  • M'Heeraw K.

    Something has come up and I am no longer able to come :(. Everyone have fun though maybe next time.

    April 30, 2013

  • Steve

    Haven't heard from Ross or Ginger, from the other meetup group, regarding carpooling yet.

    April 29, 2013

  • Victor

    Just posting my cell in case we need to get in touch, will be carpooling with MHeeraw from DC area
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    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am assuming this is a circuit hike starting and ending at the P(arking) area marked on the map near Three Run Road.

    April 27, 2013

    • Steve

      It is a loop. If you click on the link above for midatlantic hikes, there is a trail description. Off topic: I see you are from Jersey Shore. I'm starting to plan a bike camping trip on the Pine Creek Rail Trail and ending in Jersey Shore. If you go on the Quehanna trip perhaps I could pick your brain about Jersey Shore.

      April 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure. I was just up Pine Creek last weekend. We rafted the 'crick' from Ansonia to Blackwell. Then we hiked a bit of the West Rim Trail.

      April 27, 2013

  • Victor

    I think I got everything gear wise except the rope, any recommendation on where to get a nice sturdy light weight rope? Also I assume we will come across water source to filter out drinking water, but how much water should we carry to start out on day one?

    April 19, 2013

    • Steve

      There will be streams along the way and a water source where we camp each night. I carry two liters of water. Day 1 is about a 10 mile hike.

      April 19, 2013

    • Lisa Briggs N.

      It's nice if the bear bag rope is reflective. I'm too parsimonious to pay $18 for reflective rope so bought reflective tape at Lowes and taped it on about every 5 feet.

      April 24, 2013

  • Victor

    I have done day hikes ranging 10 to 20 mile a day and got into backpacking last year with Sierra club outings, looking to build up backpacking experience, have own equipment and can offer carpool

    March 18, 2013

    • M'Heeraw K.

      Okay thanks alot!!!

      April 3, 2013

    • Victor

      good to go, as discussed, you are welcome to stay over night on Thursday night with me and my wife then we can carpool up Friday, I can pick you up from Vienna Metro north parking

      April 19, 2013

  • M'Heeraw K.

    Mornign Steve,

    I have a question? Do we have to be at the trail head by 11:30am? If not when do we have to be there?

    April 19, 2013

    • Victor

      both me and M'Heeraw will be driving from DC area os we have to figure out when to start

      April 19, 2013

    • Steve

      We are meeting at 11:30am at the trailhead on the midatlantic website. Click on the link for directions, put in your address and it will give you an estimate of the travel time to the trailhead. As the time gets closer, I will send you guys an email with my cell phone.

      April 19, 2013

  • M'Heeraw K.

    Question. Will we have time for say cook breakfast (ie instant oatmeal) or are we going to getup back, and start hiking, as soon as possible. I am trying to plan my meals for this trip

    April 6, 2013

    • M'Heeraw K.

      Do I need to send you my gear list?

      April 6, 2013

    • Steve

      I don't need a gear list. You only need about 50 ft. of rope and a stuff sack to hold your food for the bear bag.

      April 7, 2013

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